If a Nebraska welfare recipient tested positive for drugs…he could face losing cash state benefits under one legislative proposal. Sponsor State Senator Charlie Janssen tells us that his constituents asked him to bring for the proposal.
“I think all taxpayers in Nebraska in realitry don’t mind giving a hand up, but they don’t wanna give someone a hand out for doing drugs.”
Senator Janssen had proposed the same measure last year but it failed to make it out of committee. The measure drew harsh criticism last year from groups representing children, religious leaders and poor people.